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Advice on new printer Build/Kit

Posted by Ruprect 
Advice on new printer Build/Kit
June 15, 2017 03:48AM
I built a Wilson variant reprap machine a couple of years back which has served me well although I havent been able to master ABS on it as yet.
Im looking at upgrading to something requiring a bit less tinkering. Not fussed if I have to go down the source/build path again although I'd probably prefer a kit this time around as I dont want to dedicate the next few months sourcing etc.
Ive been out of the scene now for a while so Im not up with all the latest and greatest, heres where I need your advice

Budget: < $1200 AUD
not after a delta
has Auto leveling,
Able to print ABS (should it be Enclosed?) is there a better alternative now?
1.75mm filament as I have heaps on hand of both PLA and ABS
Dual Head: for printing soluble supports or just to have PLA/ABS ready
my current build volume is 180 x 180 x 140h so not sure I'd need or want bigger.

Even if theres an off the shelf avail that people recommend I'm open for that too. Ive been told by a few that the Creator Pro and dreamer are good machines off the shelf, also the Da Vinci?

Any advice appreciated

Re: Advice on new printer Build/Kit
June 16, 2017 10:14AM
It's possible to build a very nice Aluminum Prusa printer for under $300 US dollars.

Approximate costs.
40.00 Diamond print head (maybe even less)
40.00 Prusa aluminum frame (Maybe even less)
40.00 Rails (Maybe even less)
20.00 Hardware (arduino/ramps/stepper extender)
You have your own printer so parts should be easy to print for a Prusa.
Re: Advice on new printer Build/Kit
June 16, 2017 08:40PM
Thanks Ebraim

But I already have a Prusa, a wilson variant
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